Sylvia Anne Hoagland (nee Naranick) | Passages

Sylvia Anne Hoagland was born November 14, 1936 to Nicholas and Claudia (nee Stewart) Naranick at St. Frances Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She died on September 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 85 after a decades-long battle with cancer.

Anne had a huge spirit and zest for life. Her love of family and friends knew no bounds, and she had the energy and strength to overcome every challenge she encountered. She connected with people easily and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

After her parents divorced in 1938, Anne was raised by her mother and family friends in Peoria and Jacksonville, Illinois where her mother was Director of Psychiatric Nursing at the Jacksonville State Hospital.

Anne started cheerleading in the seventh grade and was on the varsity squads at Jacksonville High School and the University of Illinois. She graduated from the U of I with Honors in 1958 with a BA Degree in history and education.

Anne met her husband Karl K. Hoagland, Jr. on a blind date at the library, and it was love at first sight. They married on July 13, 1957, in Alton, Illinois. The couple moved to Selma, Alabama, where King served as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Anne and King have four children, Elisabeth Hoagland Berridge (Tom), Sarah Stewart Hoagland Coffey (Tom), Karl King Hoagland III (Erika) and Alison Thompson Hoagland. The family lived in Alton where they enjoyed a rich and active life in the community with many beloved friends. Their home was at 410 Belleview Street until 1971 when they moved to the Fairmount area, where they still reside.

After her children were grown, Anne had the opportunity to further her education. She attended the Marion Woodman Leadership Program in London, Ontario, and Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she earned a master’s degree in mythology. She then entered the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland, and earned her Certified Jungian Analyst, Diplomate degree, which is comparable to a PhD in the United States, in 2011. She briefly practiced as a Jungian analyst in Switzerland and the United States. Anne loved following and competing in sports and games. She was an accomplished bridge player and tennis champion as a doubles partner with her husband in the 1970s and 80s.

Anne loved the St. Louis Cardinals and reveled in March Madness and rooting for Coach K. Her favorite athlete of all-time was Roger Federer. Anne and King visited Orcas Island in Washington State for the first time in 1989, subsequently making it into their summer home. They created an island retreat at Eaglecrest Cottage, where they hosted family and friends for the best of island living.

Anne was a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting “Grammy” to her eight grandchildren. Anne’s highest calling was to create a warm and welcoming home, where she fed and entertained those she loved. Anne’s loving nature and indomitable spirit leaves a legacy that inspires us all.

Anne is survived by her husband; their four children; eight grandchildren: Jenny Gruenberg of Seattle, WA; Nathan Gruenberg of Portland, OR; Rowan Berridge of Sag Harbor, NY; Grace Anne Hoagland, James Stewart Warner Hoagland, William King Hoagland and Evelyn Rose Hoagland of Fairfax, CA; and Anna Louise Brubaker of Bellingham, WA; and her brother-in-law Bill Hoagland, his wife Annie and their family. Please visit Anne’s memorial website at obituary-listings?obId=25932075&source=EmSh